Invest in loss. That has always been such a puzzle to the tai chi player.
At times in my training I have used it as a great lesson when I got pushed over playing with someone that I did not want to get push over by!Â I humbly thought to myself when losing my balance and ego, â€œInvest in loss.â€ Iâ€™m pretty sure this isnâ€™t the lesson!
There are other answers to this mystery, and to tell the truth I never really under stood any them well. But I willing apply it when I struggle with the idea of loss.
Side note – I have never used this principle or saying when Iâ€™ve experienced a love one die. Never.
I have used it when my computer crashed and years of photos and writings were lost.
I liken itâ€” to having a house burn down â€” gone. Thankfully we are safe and it is just stuff.
Just stuff. Anna gave me a fridge magnet once that said, â€œThe best things in life are not things!â€ I wholeheartedly agree. And, that being said, stuff maybe stuff, but sometimes stuff is special stuff. It may still be a thing, but it holds aÂ memory and a meaning. I attach to a few things and place emotional and sometime financial value to them. The money part is easier for me to overlook somehow, but I am triggered with memory through some things.
I lost such a thing this last week. I am heart broken over it and continue to placate myself with â€œstuff is just stuffâ€ and â€œinvest in loss.â€ It isnâ€™t working very well yet.
The hardest part of losing this necklace is â€¦ well, one of the hardest, is that I donâ€™t know how or when I lost it. If I had seen it go down the drain or felt the chain break from around my neck, or saw someone make off with itâ€” if I saw it goâ€¦ I think I could handle the loss easier. Instead I feel like I will forever be looking for it.
If you find it, please let me know.